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Wiper-Diaspora supports cooperation deal with Jubilee

By Standard Reporter | May 24th 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at State House Nairobi, October 2018. Wiper endorsed a political deal with the ruling Jubilee Party and Kanu. [File, Standard]

The Wiper Democratic Party diaspora branch (Wiper-UK) has thrown its weight behind the off-the scene discussions by key political players towards a government of national unity.

This comes after news that the Wiper’s National Executive Council recently gave a unanimous node to its party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka to engage with President Uhuru’s Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party in talks aimed at uniting the country.

A similar pact was signed between KANU and Jubilee Party a few weeks ago. 

Reacting to the news, the Wiper-UK Secretary General Thomas Musau applauded the move comparing it to the historical handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga two years ago that brought to an end the vitriolic attacks between the rivals.

Mr Musau said government of National Unity is the way to go if it will help to bring peace and prosperity into our country.

He said no one wants to see their country ravaged by ethnic rivalry, loss of lives and wanton destruction of properties commonly associated with Kenyan elections.

Wiper-UK Secretary General Thomas Musau

Musau said there is no better legacy of Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency than leaving a united Kenya after his ten year’s term.

"We in the diaspora engage in the active politics of our country because we want to come back and enjoy peace and political harmony which also promotes a safe haven for our investment. Any development towards this end is a welcome move," the Secretary General said.

Confirming the new development, Wiper Vice Chair and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior said the pact and collaboration was necessary for the future of Wiper.

He said: "This puts our party leader Hon Dr Kalonzo Musyoka at the centre of the 2022 elections ".

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